While I selected an 8 pm table seating per the Open Table with email confirmation, I was told by the hostess that my reservations were not until 8:15 pm. Not sure how that happens but it was embarrassing to my family who thought I made the mistake. The wait was not long and the waitress was great - plus the food was really excellent from beginning to end. Very energetic and busy place and truly packed tight with people, which is a testimony to its very good food. We would definitely return - chose for a family dinner while on vacation in Vail from Michigan.
The owner is rude and unfriendly. Sequently, it is not a welcoming place.
They just jam people into the place . It was a zoo ! The place was so warm inside it was uncomfortable to eat . Will not go back
Ravioli was way too thick and mushroom filling was tasteless. For 25 dollars , a disgrace!!
We had the worst greeting ever at La Bottega. We had booked a table for 10 people at 8:30 pm, which was confirmed over the phone the day before our reservation. Upon arrival at the restaurant, we were told our reservation was at 9:15 pm. The host was extremely rude about the issue, and told us we would have to be seated in the bar area, on high top tables, once two parties were finished so they could combine the tables for us.
The entryway is tiny, and the bar area was packed, so it would have been very uncomfortable to wait there for 45 minutes. I showed him my Open Table reservation confirmation, which said 8:30 pm, and he shrugged it off saying “Open Table is often wrong”. I reminded him that someone from his restaurant had called the day before to confirm, but again he was adamant we were wrong rather than politely apologize that our table wasn’t ready.
When a few in our party left to see if the restaurant across the way could fit us in, magically a table for 10 in the dining room was ready.
Once the seating ordeal was over, our waiter was fine and the food was very good.
Absolutely delicious! The truffle and Parmesan gnocchi were divine little fluffy pillows. We ordered the mussels as a starter for the table and they were outstanding. The red sauces are solid and spaghetti and meatballs was some of the best I’ve had.
Very crammed space, service with attitude. There are some many other great options in Vail, you ought to be really desperate to go to La Bottega.
our group really enjoyed our meal at la bottega. the menu was very long (could be shortened) but it was nice to have a variety for our large group. we all enjoyed a couple of apps, salads and pastas. everything was fresh, hot and delicious. very extensive wine list, not many options for those with a tight budget but we made it work. server was friendly and timely, checked in just the right amount. when we walked in the front room looked chaotic, could barely get in the door, dirty glasses everywhere, so we worried our experience would be negative. however, our meal was nothing but lovely and the chaos from the front room/entrance obviously did not translate to the dining area/kitchen.
Jose’ is the best Waiter in all of Vail! Jose’, Thank you for always being such a great server! Dinner and drinks were as wonderful as always! Thank you La Bottega!